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Should My Sprained Ankle Still Be Unable To Bear Weight One Week Later
A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more
Sprained ankle: Treating sprained ankles has changed over the years mostly due to professional athletes. You need to see a doctor. The days of "just walk it off" are over. With treatment, you will be healed in 3 weeks, just like a pro. ...Read more
4 weeks post Grade 2/3 High ankle sprain, still on crutches unable to bear weight,Does this seem normal? already received MRI and did extensive damage
Normal: Sprain are actually harder and longer to heal than fractures. Sprains are ruptured muscle fibers that bleed into the belly of the sprained muscle and cause swelling and pain. The problem is that in order to heal, the muscle can't be totally immobilized as can a bone (i.e. via cast or fixation). It will take time. ...Read more
2nd grade ankle sprain. Limped around from day 1 and continued to let ankle bear weight. Now, 5th week, still have pain walking. What should I do now?
Ankle sprain : After the initial sprain, during the acute phase your physician should have recommended rice(rest, ice, compression, elevation). After a couple of weeks , after the swelling goes down , it is very important to strengthen the ligaments by intense physical therapy .If pain persists you may need to see your physician for other treatment options such as a corticosteroid injection and a supportive device. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ankle sprain occurred 12 days ago but still cannot walk or bear weight on it. I have been using crutches and attempting to walk on it but it gives out?
Ankle injury: I would definitely have that foot evaluated by a physician. You could have sustained a fracture. Also, you may require a cast or boot to stabilize the ankle while it heals. Otherwise you may continue to injure an already injured ankle. Not being able to bear weight is concerning. If there is significant swelling I would seek help as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long should I disallow my ankle to bear weight after a 2nd degree ankle sprain? I didn't start from day 1. Is it too late to start at week 3?
Let me explain: If you have some kind brace on your ankle? If you do you could bear weight on it as son you could. ...Read more
Sprained ankle 4 weeks ago still swollen and pain that shoots up my leg at times. hurts to put a little weight on it?
Perhaps: Yu should be suing crutches and not stepping on the ankle which sounds like its not a simple strain but rather a grade two or three. Ice as often as possible. Keep it elevated when possible. Is it wrapped up? If not, sounds like it should until the immediate swelling goes down. Walking on a badly sprained and can lead to chronic lateral ankle instability. ...Read more
4 weeks into a sprained ankle, still swollen, can walk with a limp, some pain. I can bare some weight but no great improvement. Is this normal?
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